Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
Monday, November 5, 2012
State has given its electoral votes to a Democrat in the last five elections.
If history is any indication, Barack Obama should have no problem winning New Jersey's 14 electoral votes in his quest for re-election on Tuesday. In the past four presidential elections, the Republican candidate has never been within 240,000 votes, and only once did a candidate get within 500,000 of his Democratic opponent. A look at statistics kept by the state shows that in the last four elections, incumbent president George W. Bush was the closest at picking up the NJ's nod, still losing to John Kerry by more than 240,000 votes. The biggest winner among the Democratic candidates in that span was incumbent Barack Obama, who won the state by more than 600,000 votes in 2008. The closest vote in 20 years came in 1992, when Bill Clinton …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A New Jersey governor's office directive issued Thursday makes it easier for voters to cast last-minute ballots this year.
In an effort to accommodate New Jersey voters affected by Hurricane Sandy, the governor's office issued a directive Thursday evening easing voting restrictions and ordering election offices to remain open through the weekend. Per Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's directive, the state has extended the deadline for mail-in ballot applications -- normally due no later than one week before election day -- to close of business Friday, to make voting more accessible. Additionally, the state has ordered that county clerks and all election offices remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Friday, Nov. 2 until Monday, Nov. 5 to accommodate early in-person voting. By law, voters may apply for and submit in person a mail-in ballot at their county clerk's …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
What do you think about cutting funding to PBS? Gov. Mitt Romney said during the presidential debate that although he likes Big Bird, he wants to slash subsidies to the public broadcasting network.
One of the more memorable moments from last night's debate occured when Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that although he likes Big Bird, he is planning on cutting subsidies to PBS. "I'm sorry, Jim," Romney said to moderator Jim Lehrer, a PBS newscaster. "I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I like you too. That comment came during the beginning of the debate. By the end of the debate, Twitter was buzzing. "Big Bird" was trending, and @BigBirdRomney had been created and already had more than 6,000 followers. Many images made their way onto Twitter, including one with Big Bird holding a sign that says "Will Work For Food." What did you think of Romney's 'Big Bird' comment? Should the …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
With Romney nearly certain to get the GOP nomination, campaign season begins to heat up.
With decisive victories in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C., former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appears to have the GOP nomination just about sown up. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is trailing in delegates and Romney has taken advantage of his surge forward to begin campaigning earnestly in Pennsylvania. But analysts say that the slight decrease in unemployment and economic uptick will help keep President Barack Obama's approval rating high enough to get him re-elected. The outcome of the election is up for grabs, but what do you think of our 44th president's chances of getting elected to a second term?
Monday, December 12, 2011
Christie-hosted fundraising reception at Hilton Parsippany draws hundreds.
The smiles were big and the crowds even larger as Republicans from across the state—though relatively few from Morris County—gathered at the Hilton Parsippany Monday night to meet the man many say will be the 2012 GOP presidential nominee—Mitt Romney. Gov. Chris Christie was the host of the event, and many of those in attendance said it was their respect for Christie that enticed them to hear what Romney might have to say. Most media were not allowed into the highly restricted event, and therefore, not permitted to have contact with the candidate or with Christie. Both were brought into and out of the hotel via a back entrance and were not seen save by staffers and those with tickets. A representative of Romney for President who declined …